Entertainment / Literature / Asterisk: A typographical symbol (*) that linguists use to show a hypothetical, abnormal, or nonoccurring form. For instance, *dwo is a hypothetical reconstruction of the Indo-European word for two. It probably existed, but it survives in no written examples. On the other hand, *thinked is nonoccurring preterite or participle that could theoretically exist instead of thought.


Technology / Email / Verification: A program that determines an email came from the sender listed in the return path or Internet headers; designed to stop email from forged senders. MORE

Transferable Courses

Life Style / College / Transferable Courses: If a course is marked in the course listing with an asterisk (*), the course appears on the Commission of Higher Education's Statewide Articulation List of Universally Transferable Courses from all te MORE

Atomic Weight

Science / Biology / Atomic Weight: The sum of the weights of an atoms protons and neutrons, the atomic weight differs between isotopes of the same element. MORE